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Activities Coordinator– Adult Day Services (30 hrs per week)

Sunnyside Community Services

Description:

Reports to: Program Director,

Classification: Exempt Overtime Eligible

JOB SUMMARY: The Activities Coordinator is responsible for the recreational programming at Sunnyside’s Adult Day Service Program and ensures the delivery of high-quality programming to enhance the quality of life for both caregivers and participants.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES
  2. Creates and contributes to the friendly, warm, and safe environment of the program.
  3. Develops the monthly activity calendar; creates stimulating program activities to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the program participants.
  4. Creates a monthly newsletter for program participants and families.
  5. Supervises program aides, volunteers, and students
  6. Observes, supervises, and documents the level of participation of clients
  7. Participates in the development of participant care plans and records episodic events and significant changes.
  8. Assists the Director in responding to inquiries about the program.
  9. Makes referrals to internal and external services as appropriate.
  10. Assists in the admissions process and ensures a smooth transition for all clients into the program.
  11. Supervises and when necessary, assists in the delivery of activities of daily living, such as feeding, toileting, transferring and grooming.
  12. In the absence of Director oversees the operation of the program.
  13. Participates in family care conferences as needed.
  14. Assists in outreach and marketing activities for the Adult Day Program.
  15. Assists Director in billing functions for the program.
  16. Enters participant information data on the computer.
  17. Attends and participates in in-service education, orientation training and meetings as directed.
  18. Has or is willing to obtain a NYC Food Protection certificate
  19. Orders and maintains all equipment and supplies.
  20. Performs all other duties as assigned
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    May encounter prolonged standing, walking, lifting supplies, stooping, and bending.

    WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT:

    Office setting may include occasional home visits or out of office meetings.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • • Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. CTRS preferred but not required.
    • • Experience working with the elderly, those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias preferred
    • • Ability to work in a team environment.
    • • A minimum of two years of experience facilitating recreation group programs, comprised of diverse individuals with complex needs
    • • Ability to work independently to develop curriculum for the program
    • • Experience working in an adult day services program or long-term care setting.
    • • Bilingual in Spanish

    Sunnyside Community Services’ strength lies in its ability to work with people at every stage in their lives and in their own communities. We pride ourselves in an approach that is comprehensive, caring and community based.

    How to Apply:

    If you would like to join our team, please forward a cover letter and resume with subject line: Activities Coordinator to: SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES Renee Adamson at radamson@scsny.org

    Please Note: If hired, Sunnyside Community Services requires proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

    All positions at Sunnyside Community Services are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

    Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Employer

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